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Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu
Ranked #19 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
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“cititel kota kinabalu”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

we chose a standard room through our travel agency.=( consisting of a queen bedroom ).Upon arrival,we were so shocked to see the size of the room.Its too small for a family of three.You need to get your plain water ( mineral water supply ) from a common area and ironing to be done in a common area as well.The walkway from the front door to the bed is so narrow ( especially if you are big and tall) .In short its too cramp.

We upgraded to a triple room which is the size of your usual hotel( roomy with daily top up of two mineral water bottles ) and personal ironing board and iron( iam a muslim wearing with a hijab therefore iam not comfortable ironing outside by myself) .

The standard of cleanliness is good and the staffs ( from housekeeping to front desk are amazing) .Very efficient indeed. We use the laundry services for few days and we are happy that the clean laundry came back the same day at no extra charge unlike other hotels we have stayed in.( we did not request for same day delivery).

Buffet breakfast was decent,same meal every morning but hey you get what you payright?.If you are keen to try local delicacies ,opposite star city mall, the y have pasar tani( morning market ) every Monday,wednesday and Saturday.Or you can have your breakfast at the nearby stalls which is really cheap ( 7 pieces of banana fritters for one ringgit , 3 big donuts for one ringgit and few other local delicacies such as kuih kuih,coconut rice,yellow rice with dishes.really cheap indeed and halal too.

You can also have your lunch at the starcity mall mixed rice shop which is again halal.If you are a durian lover, you should also try the durian pancake ( you can get it at the very entrance of the star city mall.

overall,we enjoy our stay at cititel express .we will come again in the nearest future ..good location,good value for money and good services from the hotel staffs

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

I can say its just meant for sleep and rest if you have works to do near the hotel.

Its quite far if you intend to walk from the hotel to Pasar Vietnam where the goodies of pearl are sold as a main attraction.

The room is clean and comfy.

Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

The room is very clean, new furniture. Clean toilet. Very small in size. Modern design and good interior set up, so you won't feel the room is that 'small'. Buffet breakfast was decent, but same menu every morning. We stayed 3 nights, our last breakfast became boring... wish they could have change some of the food..

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

cheap,clean & comfortable for backpakers.the room was fine,quite small & bed is very comfy.this type of room is only for one who didn't care about spaces & maintenance. for the price just don't expect too much of it.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Very blasé staff I must say....good location, tiny rooms if you don't go for the upper floor..no complimentary water other than in the rooms in the upper floor.they did have a water fountain station but it was broken during our entire stay. Clean rooms, good left baggage service. Lastly, don't waste money on the buffet breakfast... It is beyond passable.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

Located nearby the city centre, there's a lot of food stalls nearby. If you're on Halal foods, there's also some nearby.

We stayed for 1 night in the double-single bed room without window. Cleanliness is good, except the toilet have no cleaning hose which I think is necessary.

Location: 4/5
Friendly staffs:3/5
Cleanliness: 4/5
Value: 3/5

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

The hotel room rates are attractive and we do not expect much out of it. First of the location is good, 10mins walk to Filipino market, 5mins walk to palm square shopping center, and just beside hotel there were plenty of head chopping seafood restaurant and cheap eateries. 15mins walk to Jalan Gaya which is happening during sunday morning.

Hotel is small, new and clean. Staff are friendly and attentive. Rooms are small (a standard CItitel), but it was expected. Things we don't like is we were arranged to room without window, although slightly bigger but we dislike that. And the sound proofing of room is terrible, we could hear the slam of door and some inconsiderate patrons talking late at night and early in the morning. Particularly those door slamming, works better than alarm clock...

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu
Address: No. 1 Jalan Singgah Mata, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu 3*
Number of rooms: 275
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